Councilwoman-at-Large Denise Wilkerson

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Denise Wilkerson

- Councilwoman-At-Large, Roselle, New Jersey
- President, Union County National Organization for Women
- Assistant Secretary, NAACP Roselle Area Branch
- Lifetime member, National Council of Negro Women 
- Creator, Roselle Women On The Move Mentoring Initiative

Denise Wilkerson is a believer, mother, grandmother, elected official, women’s advocate, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur.

As an elected official, Denise currently serves as the Councilwoman-At-Large in Roselle, New Jersey. She is the Chair of the Finance and Redevelopment committees and a key member of the Covid Task Force, Redevelopment, Public Works, Recreation, and Cannabis committees. She is also a trustee of the Roselle Urban Enterprise Zone Redevelopment Corporation. But the Roselle project she is most passionate about is the Roselle Women On The Move mentoring program for young women and girls. The program is facilitated by Councilwoman Wilkerson and an amazing group of women volunteers from the community. Together they are working to transform the lives of Roselle women and girls.

Denise is also the President of the Union County National Organization for Women and fights for equality and the rights of all women with a special focus on uniting women across all racial backgrounds. She believes advancing the movement will require respect and unity across the sisterhood. Denise is also put on several women’s empowerment conferences that have inspired hundreds of women to go after their dreams and live their best life. When she is not hosting conferences, Denise is constantly speaking at conferences, rallies, community events, and government forums.

Denise is living her best life & gives God all the glory! She has often said, “A person is successful not only because they can achieve a degree of success for themselves, but because they are also able to clear a path for others to be successful.” Denise vows to spend the rest of her days clearing a path for others!

Council Committees: 
  • Redevelopment (Chair)
  • Finance
  • Governance 
  • Recreation 
Board Liaisons: 
  • Library Board 
  • Roselle Chamber of Commerce